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Consuming Cannabis without Smoking

Three Ways to Consume Cannabis Without Smoking


icon  21 May, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Paul

If you are a chronic pain sufferer and have always wanted to try medical cannabis to help bring you some relief but don’t want to put your lungs in jeopardy, you have options. There are plenty of other ways to consume cannabis without having to smoke it. Whether you want to try edibles or oils, there is a perfect way for you to treat your pain. Here are some ways to consume cannabis that will still deliver the same result that smoking marijuana does. Is Smoking Cannabis Bad for Your Lungs? One of the main reasons why people are looking for different ways to consume cannabis is because they fear what the smoke may be doing to their lungs. It may surprise you to know that there is very little evidence to link smoking marijuana to lung cancer. In fact, many people who suffer from certain cancers use medical cannabis …

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After West Virginia, Which State Will Legalize Marijuana

West Virginia Legalize Marijuana: What Other States Will Follow?


icon  18 May, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Paul

There is a long list of reasons why the legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana is on the rise. With all of the therapeutic and financial benefits that have come from this legalization you can’t help but wonder why so many states are not cashing in on this trend. West Virginia legalize marijuana which opens the door for other southern states to follow suit. This begs the question, what state will be next? Different Types of Legalization West Virginia legalized marijuana, but they are not the first. To know what is legal in your state, you first have to know what types of legalization there is. The most common form of marijuana legalization that you will see is for medical use. While some states are stricter than others when it comes to how to determine who qualifies for a medical marijuana card, the process is fairly similar. In more …

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Proposed New Medical Marijuana Rules for California Industry

Proposed New Medical Marijuana Rules for California Industry


icon  08 May, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Paul

After two decades of little to no government oversight, Proposition 215 is back in the spotlight. Since the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015, the state is now striding toward extensive control of this industry. Under this law, businesses can expect changes to the medical marijuana rules of California, including mandates for stricter regulations, increased oversight, and forced compliance. California’s New Laws for Medical Cannabis The MCRSA introduced a bevy of regulatory tasks for marijuana business. To comply, companies are investing in specialized software to help them meet requirements. According to California Legislature, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016 also aims to control, regulate and tax recreational cannabis with similar fervor. New proposals under the MCRSA include mandating the following: Requirements for labeling and packaging. Compulsory quality testing. All aspects of product marketing. Cannabis lifespan tracking, from seed to sale. Restricting environmental impact. Limiting potency and …

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Santa Barbara Launches Website Registry for Cannabis Growers

Santa Barbara Launches Website Registry for Cannabis Growers


icon  24 Apr, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Paul

Recently, farmers gathered in the County Administration Building to voice their support for the progressive approach county supervisors are taking toward production of legal cannabis. Cannabis business in Santa Barbara is about to explode, but some remain ultraconservative about how it will work. That meeting embodied the end of California’s prohibition of recreational marijuana use. The effort appears bipartisan in Santa Barbara. Even those who once opposed the use of cannabis for recreational reasons are now begrudgingly accepting of voters’ wishes. Attitudes have and are changing toward marijuana in Santa Barbara since the passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016. Now the issue is regulating cultivation. After all, farmers will need to supply the demands of pot users. Register Cannabis Growing Businesses in Santa Barbara For this reason, county supervisors approved an online registry for cannabis growers. This website will launch soon, and it encourages marijuana cultivators to register their …

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Medical marijuana dispensary rules Santa Monica

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Rules in Santa Monica


icon  20 Apr, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Jack

  Since the legalization of recreational cannabis in California’s Proposition 64, the entire marijuana industry is in a state of regulatory flux. It is still illegal, medicinally and recreationally, under federal law, but states can override federal authority by enacting their own laws. Even more complicated, cities can do the same. This is why some allow marijuana dispensaries and others do not, forcing some patients to travel. Likewise, some cities make it legal to deliver cannabis to patients, under strict regulation, of course. A medical marijuana delivery service in Santa Monica must function within its laws. Dispensaries must have licenses to operate, and they may not neglect requirements for safety and quality. It is advisable to consult with legal counsel to ensure you follow all medical marijuana rules. Medical Marijuana Laws in Santa Monica When California introduced the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act of 2015, it sought to control …

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Medical Marijuana Slashes Opioid Addiction

Legalization of Medical Marijuana Slashes Opioid Addiction


icon  12 Apr, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: keith miller

In states where medical marijuana is legal, there are fewer cases of opioid addiction. The numbers continue to decline as legalization continues. According to the American Journal of Public Health, medical marijuana is the ideal substitute for addictive and deadly pharmaceuticals. In fact, this is widespread knowledge in the medical industry and has been for centuries already. The Problem with Opioids in California There are many, many people addicted to opioids in California. The problem is not exclusive to the state, but common across the United States. Doctors prescribe opioids for every ache and pain, and these drugs are highly addictive. OxyContin and other prescription painkillers fill many a medicine cabinet, and people are taking them to provide pain relief, whether severe, chronic or mild. Although opioids do an excellent job of relieving pain, they are dangerous. Today’s ache-free moment is tomorrow’s absolute misery. These drugs are so addictive that …

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Jerry Brown Rejects Anti Competitive Marijuana Rules

California Gov. Jerry Brown Rejects Anti-Competitive Marijuana Rules


icon    /  icon  1        Author: keith miller

If you are anticipating the outcome of Proposition 64 on the state’s marijuana rules, then we have news for you: Gov. Jerry Brown wants to resolve the legal conflict between recreational and medical cannabis in California, and he wants it sorted out before year-end. His office released a 92-page document recently, which suggests regulatory fixes for both industry segments. In this document, the governor lays out several proposals on everything, from how to distribute cannabis across the state to how many marijuana licenses businesses may have. Included in Brown’s budget for the year, these proposals must first pass through Legislature before Brown’s final approval can make them law. What does this mean for recreational and medical cannabis in California? Ordinary citizens are breathing a collective sigh of relief and enjoying an early celebration. If Brown’s proposals become effective, people will have the ability to trade competitively. The governor is siding …

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Why to Replace Painkillers with Medical Marijuana

Top 5 Reasons to Replace your Daily Painkillers with Medical Marijuana


icon  12 Mar, 2017  /  icon  3        Author: keith miller

Are you using prescription pills but still can’t kill that excruciating pain? Well, it might be time for you to consider replacing those painkillers with something else that works and truly relieves pain. You have no reason to continue enduring pain yet there are other useful alternatives to those chemical drugs you’ve been using. Research has shown that medical marijuana is the best when it comes to pain relief and the treatment of other chronic conditions. That’s why many people are turning to this great and highly beneficial drug. If you are contemplating this option, then it’s time you stopped and started using this health powerhouse. Indeed, marijuana is the best alternative painkiller and here’s why you should choose it: It Does Not Have Dependency Property If you have been using painkillers for many years, you must have realized that some of them tend to make you dependent on them. …

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10 Marijuana Legalization Opponents in USA

Top 10 Marijuana Legalization Opponents in the USA


icon  09 Mar, 2017  /  icon  2        Author: keith miller

Marijuana has for many centuries passed as an illegal drug all around the world. Moreover, violent and dangerous to the community classification is ongoing about marijuana users. However, this has come to pass with the recent legalization of marijuana in several states in the United States. Marijuana is currently used for the health benefits it provides to many patients suffering from ailments like cancer and anxiety. But as we all know, every debatable forum attracts both proposition and opposition. Marijuana legalization is still stigmatized by the society despite its current legalization. A number of marijuana legalization opponents have surfaced and among the top 10 include; Police Unions Police unions argue that the legalization of marijuana will increase homicide cases. Apparently, both legal and illegal marijuana sellers will compete for marketing and sell grounds eventually affecting the public’s safety. In addition, they oppose marijuana legalization arguing that the number of accidents …

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10 Wondrous Benefits and Healing Properties of Marijuana


icon  07 Feb, 2017  /  icon  5        Author: keith miller

Marijuana is one of the most interesting topics to hit the mainstream media in recent times. It has fans and doubters alike, and the decision to legalize it has been viewed by many as highly controversial, with doubts and concerns raised aplenty. However, marijuana also has lots of benefits and healing properties which most people are unaware of. These benefits make marijuana a highly effective and popular form of medicine and have resulted in an increase in cannabis delivery in Santa Monica. Some of these benefits are discussed below. Marijuana can be Used to Treat Glaucoma Glaucoma is an eye disease which increases the pressure in the eyeball, causing damage to the optic nerve and potentially resulting in the loss of vision. Studies have found that marijuana can be used to treat glaucoma, as it decreases the pressure in the eyeball. This can slow down the progression of the disease, …

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Can I Smoke Medical Cannabis While Receiving Medical Treatment For Meth Addiction?


icon  04 Feb, 2017  /  icon  4        Author: keith miller

Imbibing more drugs while undergoing medical treatment for meth addiction has always been a controversial topic. Certain studies are proving that medical cannabis can help to effectively cope with withdrawal symptoms in the long run. However, most medical centers will not officially allow its use, leaving users to continue at their own risk. The reality is that the increasing authorization of medical marijuana in states across the US is leading to many individuals using medical cannabis while receiving treatment for other substance abuse such as psychotherapy or counseling. Traditional decisions made by clinical and legal authorities perceive the use of cannabis when undergoing medical treatment, to be a hindrance for its success or a cause of relapse. Research on the Positives of Medical Cannabis Use The positive effects of using medical cannabis for therapy have also been confirmed by clinical studies, including the US Institute of Medicine since 1999, in …

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Can Marijuana Be An Alternative To Conventional Skin Treatments?


icon  03 Feb, 2017  /  icon  3        Author: keith miller

Have you ever had an idea, how marijuana could actually be the answer to all your skin problems?The use of cannabis has always been debated, but recent studies in the medicine show that it can actually cure certain serious skin conditions. Numerous cultures have been using marijuana to cure skin infections, burns, and wounds since centuries. In fact, the Chinese emperor Shin-Nung was called the “Father of Chinese Medicine” due to his success in using weed for treatment. Though cannabis therapy is not readily encouraged, many people have experienced relief through this magical her Why Do Skin Ailments Occur? Chronic skin ailments occur due to genetic, environmental or lifestyle influences. Lifestyle influences include obesity, smoking, poor health, stress, poor diet, alcohol and certain medical prescriptions. Environmental influences include climate changes or even dramatic changes in humidity. Most people consult dermatologists, but conventional medicine often worsens the situation. For example, isotretinoin …

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It’s a different Ball Game altogether for Legal Marijuana Growers in California

It’s a different Ball Game altogether for Legal Marijuana Growers in California


icon  21 Dec, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Jack

Legal marijuana cultivators are driving a different kind of success in California. The decriminalization of recreational weed in California is forming a gold rush for warehouses to host weed grows. Investors don’t have a lot of options to directly cash in on California’s recent move to legitimize weed. Presently, there are no marijuana producing organizations publicly trading the substance. On the other hand, cannabis remains unlawful under the federal government. All the same, they wait in anticipation for a lift in the demand for warehouses as legitimate weed companies continue to look for space to cultivate their marijuana supply. In the coming few months, the demand for weed is expected to shoot up and that is why marijuana delivery companies are committed to increase the weed grows for a steady supply. Company shares such as those of Rexford Industrial Realty Inc, Terreno Realty Corp and Prologis Inc that have enormous …

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California Treasury Seeks Trump’s Guidance on Banking for Marijuana Business


icon  03 Dec, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Paul

The state of California expects an increased growth in its marijuana industry and the need for participation in a banking system for this industry is much needed. Revenue from the cannabis industry in California is projected to the tune of $1 billion per annum and may even be more. With that in mind, John Chiang, the California Treasurer made an appeal to President-elect Trump to intervene and help the state’s $7 billion weed industry participate in the banking system controlled by the federal government. This is an issue that has been pending for years now even with two decades of medical marijuana legalization. The cannabis industry has not been able to join the national banking system because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Despite Californians being able to buy marijuana, the federal government considers it as a Schedule 1 drug and therefore, the reason why it has been locked …

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Should Cannabis Entrepreneurs in California be Worried about Tax Man?


icon  01 Dec, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Jack

The legal cannabis industry in California is expected to include everybody: store front sellers, backyard growers, dealers offering marijuana for sale online and the farm belt as well. Meanwhile, California state tax collectors are making the initial moves to get a hand into this increasingly growing industry. The state treasury seeks to benefit from the billions of dollars that are at stake in California’s future. State analysts estimate that both the local and state governments may end up collecting more than $1 billion per year from the manufacturing and sale of legitimate marijuana. Still, no one can tell how big this industry will become. For the state, there is no sure way of predicting the number of retailers that will join the market place as the business kicks off in the coming months. However, it is estimated that cultivators could be to the tune of 25,000. These will be required …

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President Obama will Soften Federal Stands on the Marijuana by Reclassifying it


icon  27 Nov, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Paul

President Obama may sign an executive order before leaving office that will change marijuana’s listing under federal laws. During his reign, President Nixon signed an order in 1970 that listed Marijuana as a Schedule 1 Drug. Drugs in this class have no accepted medical use and are considered to have a high potential for abuse. The federal laws have remained the same since President Nixon signed the order but state governments have had the liberty to create their own laws on marijuana use. Nearly half of the states in the US have legalized marijuana for medical use with others allowing it for recreational purposes. Recent marijuana reforms happened during the November 2016 election. Most of the states allow qualified patients to buy marijuana from registered and licensed dispensaries for medical use. Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule 1 Drug among other substances such as heroin, peyote, ecstasy, methaqualone, and …

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Medical Marijuana

Medical Benefits of the Cannabis


icon  11 Oct, 2016  /  icon  5        Author: Paul

Over 25 states now having legalized marijuana for medical use so it would seem prudent to be educated on the medical benefits of cannabis. This is not just a legalized way to perpetuate a bad drug habit. As more and more research is developed, more medical benefits are being discovered. As with any discipline, understanding the terminology leads to greater wisdom and acceptance with less preconceived prejudices. Medical Marijuana is described as the unprocessed whole plant, or its main extracts utilized in such a way as to treat a disease or a symptom. As of 2015, the FDA has not approved the use of the marijuana plant as medicine. The main chemical in the marijuana plant is what is known as cannabinoids. The use of these extracts in chemicals is found in two medications that are currently in pill form and approved by the FDA. So the trend is to …

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A Layman understands of the difference between Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa and why it’s important.


icon  27 Sep, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Paul

The last time I bought Marijuana was after I returned from Vietnam in 1972. My only thought was could I trust the seller and was it good enough to get high on. My choices were dictated as much by cost as it was on quality. Typically, we had Mexican, Panamanian or some that the seller claimed to be from Thailand. One never knew really what you were getting and only by going home and smoking it would you know if you received quality for your money. Home or laboratory grown was virtually unheard of at that time as acquiring seeds was a daunting task. As many people may have in their youth smoked Marijuana (cannabis) recreationally now find themselves requiring Medical Marijuana for health reasons they suddenly find that it is not just a matter of looking to your local connection to purchase something to get you buzzed. You are …

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What Happens If The Cannabis Is Legalized For Recreational Use?


icon  31 Aug, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Paul

In November, Californian lawmakers are due to make a vote on Proposition 64, which calls for the complete decriminalization of marijuana for both recreational and medical use. Whilst there is already a new system that is being put into place to regulate those who grow the plant for legitimate medical purposes including the sale and manufacturing of marijuana products, it is thought that a positive outcome for the vote will result in similar regulations for the recreational pot industry. What Would It Mean For California? It is likely that there won’t be much that will change when it comes to cannabis dispensaries across the state. There will probably be two separate counters for customers. Those who are purchasing the substance for recreational use would use one counter and those who have been prescribed it will need to use the other. Similar regulations would probably come into force as are already …

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Can Cannabis Treat Traumatic Brain Injury?


icon  11 Aug, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Paul

When a person receives an external hit to the head, this can result in Traumatic Brain Injury. This is a serious condition that can manifest itself as behavioral problems, cognitive difficulty, mobility issues, loss of ability to speak properly and difficulties seeing properly. It can also bring about headaches, alter the patient’s mood and it can even cause stomach problems. This is such a severe condition that it causes thousands of deaths each year, whilst thousands more are left severely disabled due to the condition. Compared to the number of car deaths across the US, the number of fatalities caused by TBI is almost double, and is around 3 times as many deaths as are caused by homicide each year. Over 5 million people across the US have to live with the effects of TBI, which is around the same number as patients who are suffering from Alzheimer’s. Cannabis Can …

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Hemp Innovates as a Breakthrough Medicine

How Hemp Innovates as a Breakthrough Medicine


icon  26 Jun, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

In what is being hailed as a breakthrough, Brazil has recently approved the use of hemp CBD products.  This product is high in cannabidiol or CBD, which is believed to have great health benefits for its users.  The product that has been approved by the Brazilian government is intended to be used to fight cancer.  The CBD product is called Real Scientific Hemp Oil and can also be used in Brazil by those who suffer from other conditions including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and even chronic pain.  Now that it has been approved for the use of treating cancer, this just adds to the many healing benefits of the cannabis drug. So far, the US does not have an approved alternative medicine to treat cancer.  The Hemp based Oil therefore puts Brazil in a better position than the US when it comes to offering its citizens a safe and affordable treatment …

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Ailments Can Marijuana Most Effectively Treat

Which Ailments Can Marijuana Most Effectively Treat?


icon  14 Jun, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

The acceptance of medical marijuana as treatment has grown to the extent that many are already seeking medical treatment via cannabis. A multitude of services, such as cannabis clinics, dispensaries, and cannabis and medical marijuana delivery, have cropped up in order to supply an increasing number of patients. Despite these advances, medical marijuana has not yet received the extensive clinical study that could provide strong validation of its therapeutic and medicinal effects. However, a number of smaller-scale studies do exist that have documented its effectiveness in treating certain illnesses. Below Are Ten Ailments And The Effectiveness Of Medical Marijuana On Their Treatment: AIDS/HIV  Medical marijuana may help with the neuropathic pain which sufferers of AIDS/HIV experience. The findings are similar to those of oral drugs used for chronic neuropathic pain derived from HIV-associated sensory neuropathy. Cannabis has also shown promising effects in treating the symptoms of wasting syndrome, which include …

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Medical Marijuana Santa Barbara


icon  22 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

In the Santa Barbara area, medical marijuana is not as accessible as it is in other parts of the state of California. There seems to be different zoning laws in different cities that regulate the construction of dispensaries, as well as the legal distribution of marijuana products. In Santa Barbara, as of 2015, only one dispensary has been approved in the outskirts of the city; with about two more applications for marijuana dispensaries pending. Even at that, the cultivation of marijuana, as well as the membership of people who consume the products and the financial records are all maintained and inspected by the City Staff. In January alone, the Santa Barbara City Council voted to ban the commercial growth of medicinal marijuana. While people are allowed to grow up to 100 square feet of medical marijuana for personal use; qualified patients can also buy medical marijuana from the three dispensaries …

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Where to Purchase Your Medical Marijuana

Where to Purchase Your Medical Marijuana?


icon  18 May, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Demo Editor

It is no secret that marijuana as a whole has become increasingly more accepted by the general public, as well as by the courts, in the United States over the past few decades. In fact, in many cases, states all across America have begun to legalize the use of marijuana, if not for recreational purposes, then at least for medical, with the number of states which have legalized the substance in some form or anther reaching 24. With that said, the more readily available marijuana becomes, the more consumer demand for being able to buy legal marijuana online increases as well. Therefore, various medical marijuana delivery services have begun to crop up all over the nation, offering customers the benefit of being able to buy and consume marijuana, without ever needing to leave the comfort of their homes. How to Get Medical Marijuana Online The question then arises however, where …

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Medical Marijuana Los Angeles

Medical Marijuana Los Angeles


icon  17 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

Medical marijuana is very popular in Los Angeles with a lot of products and paraphernalia being sold. Due to the legalization of medical marijuana in California, it is very easy to purchase at your local dispensary or three other dispensaries down the street. The state of California has become very reputable in terms of sales and quality of marijuana products and paraphernalia. People who require the products have easier access to it thanks to the decriminalization of marijuana and the establishments of dispensaries. But when people talk about marijuana and dispensaries, they are often referring to a broad range in the state of California. People within the local cities or even the major cities might not know where to go purchase or how to go about buying it. Medical marijuana in Los Angeles is not as accessible as the other parts of California. Actually in 2015, there were laws put …

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Marijuana: A Brief Overview of Industry’s Progress


icon  15 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

Marijuana has been around for centuries, being used as a method of healing, relaxation, pain therapy and even as a recreational substance to alter one’s state of mind. What is more recent however, is the fact that marijuana is finally becoming more widely accepted and practiced in legal forms, in this modern world. In fact, it has come such a long way in acceptance and regular use, that various weed dispensaries have begun to pop up all over the country — though especially in places such as Washington and Colorado which have legalized both recreational and medical use. Because of this, the increasing regularity and ease of purchase, weed prices, though originally high, have begun to decrease significantly as the market expands and product becomes more readily available to the public as a whole. This in turn, has made it easier than ever for regular users to enjoy the substance, …

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What Is A Cannabis Dispensary?


icon  14 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

Often times, people do not know what to expect when they hear the words ‘cannabis dispensary”, or when they have to deal with one. A cannabis dispensary is a legalized specially designated location where medical marijuana is sold. If you do proper research it is very possible to find one in your area and understand how it works, as these dispensaries vary in operations based on locations. Some dispensaries only sell for medical uses, while others in the United States are licensed to sell for medical as well as recreational use, as a means of the government regulating the use and dispersion of marijuana. Cannabis dispensaries operate just like any other business operates. Think about when you enter a liquor store to purchase alcohol, you get carded to show that you are of the legal age. Same thing in a cannabis dispensary, you need to present your ID to show …

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The Science Behind Cannabinoids and the THC


icon  12 Mar, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

What are cannabinoids? Well, cannabinoids[1] are the class of complex naturally occurring chemical compounds, they act as cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are found in the brain cells that repress neurotransmitter release. There are three types of cannabinoids: endocannabinoids (found in humans and animals), phytocannabinoids (found in certain plants) and synthetic cannabinoids (they are man made). Cannabinoid receptors, discovered in 1988, which lead to the search for the binding chemical that binds to them. The receptors have been identified into two groups CB1 and CB2. They have many locations throughout the body including the Brain, liver, lungs, kidneys, immune system and hematopoietic cells. They are associated with various physiological responses such as appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory. Endocannabinoids were first discovered in 1992, called the Anandamide. It has similar chemical properties to the most well-known cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The anandamide can be found in the variety of animals, some plants and …

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Find Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Websites


icon  06 Feb, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Marijuana Los Angeles websites have a lot of medical marijuana for sale surrounding the city. Having many strains and impeccable services, medical marijuana websites in Los Angeles offer their customers the best strains and the most advantageous services. However, there are also many scammers out there, so you will need to be careful when buying your medical marijuana online.  Look out for Scams! For example, don’t buy from sources that advertise themselves through local ads like Craigslist or comment sections on forums or video sites. These are usually scammers that only ask you for money and don’t ever send you the product. Also, this may be obvious but don’t give your credit card or bank account information away. You risk getting scammed. There are many Marijuana Los Angeles websites that do in fact sell their products safely. They will require you to sign up and provide your green card information. …

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Medical Marijuana for Treating Bipolar Disorder


icon  30 Jan, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

  Medical Marijuana for Treating Bipolar Disorder Medical marijuana is often used to address high levels of pain in different kinds of illnesses and for patients with serious problems like cancer and other such problems. However, recent evidence suggests that medical marijuana can be used to treat neurological disorders as well. Research conducted by several institutions has shown that medical marijuana has a positive effect on patients suffering from depression, anxiety disorders and other problems. It can also be used to treat bipolar disorders. What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is when you alternate between extreme depressive phases and elation without warning. It affects your energy levels, mood, and your activity levels to an extent that day-to-day tasks can become very difficult. This disorder shouldn’t be taken lightly. In many cases, people just dismiss it as being moody and don’t take steps to treat it. That can harm your health …

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How Does Dabbing Work?


icon  23 Jan, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

In case you are somehow involved with cannabis, whether medically, recreationally or from a business point of view, then you have probably heard about “dabbing”. It’s been over a decade since this method of consumption has been around, but the onset of more progressive extraction methods has brought on more cannabis concentrates, making dabbing more popular than ever. A dab is a dose of cannabis concentrate. The dabbing method involves heating the concentrate on a hot surface and then inhaling it through a dab ring. The dabs are obtained by extracting cannabinoids, including THC, with a solvent, which is usually butane or carbon dioxide. The final result is a sticky oil that is commonly known as shatter, wax, budder or BHO (butane hash oil). The good news for some is that there is the possibility of extracting only the THC, which is the really medicine in marijuana. The Medical Benefits …

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Top 3 Most Popular Uses For Medical Marijuana


icon  20 Jan, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Support Pot Valet

The Top 3 Most Popular Uses For Medical Marijuana At this point, only 6% of medical studies about marijuana are analyzing its medicinal properties. It seems there are at least 2 active chemicals with medicinal applications in this plant. These chemicals are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While CBD impacts the brain without the high, the THC provides the high and pain relief, plus other properties. With that being said, let’s have a look at the top 3 most popular uses for medical marijuana. Marijuana Can Be Used to Treat Glaucoma The eye disease known as glaucoma causes the pressure in the eyeball to increase. This damages the optic nerve and ends up in loss of vision. Marijuana can be used to treat and prevent glaucoma, as it decreases the pressure in the eye, according to the National Eye Institute. The effects of marijuana slow down the way the disease …

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Is Smoking Marijuana Bad for Your Lungs


icon  18 Jan, 2016  /  icon  3        Author: Support Pot Valet

In spite of all the health benefits medical marijuana has to offer us, scientists and medical professionals have always wondered if smoking marijuana will damage our lungs. After all, we know for sure that smoking in general (cigarettes or tobacco) can have a negative impact over the lungs; so perhaps the smoke of marijuana also does. However, according to a study conducted at Emory University, this may not be the case. A NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys) cross sectional-analysis discovered that adults between 18 and 59 years old, who smoked one joint (a marijuana cigarette) a day, were able to exhale the same FEV1 (forced expiratory volume, also known as the expiratory volume of air), in one second. Spirometry, which measures a person’s ability to exhale, is the method through which doctors diagnose respiratory illnesses that impair lung function. It was the method applied to the subjects involved …

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3 Big Marijuana Myths Busted


icon  16 Jan, 2016  /  icon  3        Author: Support Pot Valet

Cannabis opponents have, for decades, controlled the message around this popular plant, and have spread a few lies about its actual effects. This caused the use of marijuana to be a stigmata, a cause with effects that haven’t still worn off. The failed and expensive US war on drugs continues, and it seems the criminalization of cannabis users and distributors is a main priority in this war. Some of the governmental agencies continue to stubbornly classify marijuana as dangerous and with no medical value, in spite of the stacks of evidence that prove the contrary. While many know the truth about cannabis (that it is more effective than some prescription drugs in treating some illnesses and that it is healthier than alcohol) and while more than half of Americans want it legalized, the marijuana myths are still around in some mainstream circles. Those who oppose legalization are determined to ignore …

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The Recent Science Behind Medical Marijuana


icon  14 Jan, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

Until now, almost half of the states in America have legalized medical marijuana. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not regulated it since the drugs remain at the federal level. This forces medical users to search for treatment by themselves. There are thousands of years since humans have used cannabis, yet only in the past few decades have science professionals begun to really have a grasp on how the wide range of chemicals in cannabis function for the human health. Ingredients in Medical Marijuana Among other ingredients, in marijuana, there are at least 104 active cannabinoids.  These mimic the action of the brain’s signaling chemicals, which are known as endocannabinoids. These dock with some of the receptors that are situated on the surface of cells. For example, some of the cannabinoids dock with the receptors of adrenaline and serotonin. The most famous chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, also …

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Medical Marijuana Continues to heal


icon  07 Jan, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

More and more medical circles are accepting the use of medical marijuana, as scientific evidence shows that marijuana helps in the treatment of some illnesses. After cannabis has been legalized in some areas of the country, more and more people are starting to view this plan differently. The health benefits medical marijuana has to offer are more evident than ever. Many remarkable medical professionals have come to support the use of the plant as a treatment helper for many conditions. Medical Marijuana Slows Down Alzheimer’s Progression Studies revealed there has been an increase in the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This has determined a renewed interest in studies that search for medical solutions against the illness. The legalization of cannabis is seen by many as a new ray of hope for those showing early signs of Alzheimer’s. Marijuana has the ability to block the enzyme responsible with the …

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Medical Marijuana in Santa Barbara

Medical Marijuana in Santa Barbara


icon  31 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Since August 2015, the Medical Marijuana Santa Barbara Program has benefited from one approved Medical Marijuana Dispensary, located in the Outer State Street area. More than this, Santa Barbara has two more pending applications: one in the Upper De la Vina region, another in the Milpas region. The city of Santa Barbara needs to take action before March 1, 2016 if it really wants to manage its dispensaries. Governor Jerry Brown signed 3 laws in October that have to do with the cultivation, transport and also the selling of medical marijuana in Santa Barbara. They would not substitute for local laws that municipalities make before the deadline. As the suggested ordinance is created at this point, Santa Barbara will permit as much as 3 dispensaries yet no commercial farming. Just citizens with a doctor’s notice can cultivate medical marijuana at home. There are as much as 25, 000 medical marijuana patients in the South County, Howe stated, however it is going to be important to not grow very rapidly. The Architectural Board of Review has recently approved the proposal for the Milpas region, and the application for 2609 De la Vina St. continues to be criticized. Medical Marijuana Santa Barbara …

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Medical Marijuana in the Los Angeles


icon  29 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

The Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Program has greatly expanded over the past 5 years. As more and more health practitioners and doctors become a part of this growing network, together with more and more research institutes that are able and eager to make clinical studies on the health benefits of medical marijuana, more and more disease are getting approved to be treated with the use of medical marijuana. Currently, in Los Angeles, more than 150 diseases can be treated with medical marijuana. If you were wondering about the facts regarding the Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Program, here are a few of them. 1.  The proposition 215 legalizing medical marijuana in Los Angeles was originally passed in 1996, and it was called the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. 2. The Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Program is tracked, administered and funded by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). 3. As stated …

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Medical Marijuana for Migraine Patients


icon  24 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Before knowing all about medical marijuana for migraines, it is essential to first identify what a migraine is. The chronic headache that is most likely caused by the spasm and narrowing of blood vessels carrying blood to the brain is known as a migraine. The headache is so intense and can happen from once a year to as often as a few times a week. Besides the pain, other symptoms of a migraine may include nausea, sensitivity and vomiting. The identified factors of a migraine may be stress, caffeine, anger, hormonal imbalances or nicotine. Finding a solution to cure the pains from migraines is essential. Medical marijuana has been one of these solutions that has helped migraine sufferers release some of the tension and relieve some of the pain from these painful headaches. Why Use Medical Marijuana for Migraines? There is scientific proof medical marijuana is an effective treatment for …

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Marijuana and Cancer Treatment


icon  22 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Those interested in marijuana cancer treatment should have a look over the next few paragraphs, and see what this miraculous plant can do. Marijuana has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries. Scientists have discovered cannabinoids, the biologically active components in marijuana, to be biologically active and effective in treating some diseases, including cancer. At present, the US Drug Enforcement Administration has listed marijuana and the cannabinoids under the Schedule I controlled substances, which means is only legal to treat some of the medical conditions in many states. Marijuana and Cancer Treatment Studies Several scientific studies of smoked marijuana discovered that it could be useful in dealing with vomiting and nausea from the cancer treatment of chemotherapy. A number of reports have discovered that inhaled (used to smoke or perhaps vaporized) marijuana could possibly help in the therapy of neuropathic pain (aches brought on by damaged nerves). Testing has also proved that smoked marijuana has also helped improve the diet in HIV sufferers. Research has long demonstrated that individuals who used marijuana extract in medical testing tended to require much less pain medication. Cannabinoids in Marijuana Cancer Treatment …

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Marijuana Can Fight The Fight Against Glaucoma


icon  19 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Can Marijuana Help Treat Glaucoma? It is estimated, according to World Health Organization, that glaucoma is the second cause of blindness and about half of Americans with glaucoma are not even aware of it. Studies reveal that glaucoma could be genetic, yet science continues to be uncertain on what causes glaucoma to build and worsen. It’s been debatable over the last several years whether or not marijuana can help treat glaucoma, let’s look at some facts below and  put this discussion to rest. How Does Marijuana Impact Glaucoma? What has been discovered is that, together with other treatments, marijuana has significantly diminished vision loss caused by glaucoma. Usually, what causes glaucoma is pressure in the eye. Studies have shown some chemicals in marijuana have the positive effects of reducing the intra-ocular pressure, also known as IOP, by as much as 25%. Some would say this is an insignificant gain when you are thinking of the side effects of marijuana, but that …

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Relaxed Cannabis Drug Laws benefit Tourism in Colorado


icon  11 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Business owners in Colorado have claimed for a while now that legalization of the cannabis drug has improved tourism in the area, but now there is proof. It has been found in a recent study by the Colorado Tourism Office that many tourists are drawn to Colorado due to its relaxed weed laws and due to the easy accessibility to the substance. For a long time, it had been suggested that the increase in visitors was due to the marketing campaigns put in place, but the study shows that contrary to this belief, the increased marketing spending has not caused the tourism industry to succeed. Ad Campaign And Marijuana Dispensaries Responsible For Tourism Rise   More than 48% of the time, it was found that tourists cited that Colorado’s relaxed laws on cannabis were the main attraction although the ad campaign has been relatively successful. Al White, the former boss …

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Interesting Facts About Marijuana That You Should Know


icon  02 Dec, 2015  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

There Is No Evidence That Young People Will Be Affected By Relaxing Marijuana Laws Many people who oppose the legalization of recreational or even medical marijuana often try to make the claim that adolescents and young people will suffer as a result of the slacker laws. It has actually been proven however in the states where marijuana has already been legalized that this simply isn’t the case. If anything, there has been a decrease in marijuana abuse amongst younger adults in those states. This is probably because of the legalization taking away the glamor and taboo from the substance and greater availability via legitimate means such as marijuana dispensaries. The decriminalization of marijuana in these states has also seen a decline in the numbers of marijuana-related crimes committed by adults. Marijuana Is Certainly Not A Gateway Drug Most people who have used marijuana for recreational or medicinal use have never …

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